The earliest references to a Gin and Dubonnet cocktail are from 1907, and claim that the drink comes from New York.
Washington Post, 6th April 1908
"A Dubonnet Cocktail Have vou tried it? Something new and delicious. Made with the famous Dubonnet wine..."
Washington Post, 28 January 1909
"A Dubonnet Cocktail is the connoisseur's delight. Made with equal parts of the famous French appetizer, DUBONNET, and Dry Gin..."
Washington Post, 11th October 1910
"Dubonnet Cocktail. Have you tried It? A delicious, refreshing, appetizing drink. A great favorite with the ladies..."
Drinks, by Jacques Straub, 1914
- half Gin
- half Dubonnet
- Dash of Orange Bitters
Burke's Complete Cocktail and Tastybite Recipes, by Harmon Burke, 1933
- 1 oz gin
- 1 oz Dubonnet
In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine all. Shake 15 times. Strain into cocktail glass.